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Russian artist Alexandra Ovchinnikova

Russian artist Alexandra Ovchinnikova

St. Petersburg based Russian artist Alexandra Ovchinnikova

Paintings by Russian artist Alexandra Ovchinnikova have the vibrancy and optimism so needed in the artistic world today. Color and form are magnificently story-telling, and leave the observer with a want for more; and the most ordinary objects come to live and capture your attention so much that you begin to wonder how is it that you have never noticed them before. St. Petersburg based artist Alexandra Ovchinnikova was born in 1974. In 1999 she graduated from the Art College of NK Roerich. Member of the St. Petersburg Union of Artists since 2000. Permanent member of seasonal exhibitions of the Union of Artists of St. Petersburg. Her latest solo exhibitions took place in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Barbatre, Nantes (France), Holland.
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Photo art by Josh Adamski

Photo art by Josh Adamski

Waiting. Photo art by Josh Adamski

Photo art by Josh Adamski
Looking at these urban landscapes, rain-drenched streets, skyscraper kingdom, the lonely bench by the sea, endless fields – aware that a major theme in the work of 67-year-old British photographer – loneliness. Josh Adamski has been photographing since he was a young boy. He gained international fame for his conceptual photography, a style which he calls photo impressionism. Combining stunning panoramas and digital processing, Josh turns each frame into a work of art. Photographer considers that there are no specific rules to create different pictures, and there are real experts in their field who are able to bring to life masterpieces, ignoring all principles of shooting. Josh Adamski was born in 1948, and most of his life has lived in the United Kingdom. The talented photographer lives near a wonderful beach, where he spends much time, getting inspiration from the sea.
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Shining painting by Alexander Maranov

Swan. Shining painting by Alexander Maranov

Swan. Shining painting by Alexander Maranov

Shining painting by Alexander Maranov
The light that patterns radiate seems permeates your whole being, and this light is sure to want to pass on to others. Meet Alexander Maranov, cosmist artist, and our contemporary. By his extraordinary beauty paintings he brings to our minds the idea of ​​new thinking about the spirituality of the cosmos, the relationship of man and the universe, the worlds of other dimensions and other states of matter. Born in 1962 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Russian artist Alexander Maranov graduated from Tashkent State Theater and Art Institute named after AN Ostrovsky. In 1992 the artist moved to Moscow. He is a member of International Federation of artists of UNESCO.
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Legend of Bidri art

Elephant. Legend of Bidri art. Traditional metal handicraft from Bidar, India

Elephant. Legend of Bidri art. Traditional metal handicraft from Bidar, India

Legend of Bidri art
“Bidri” is a traditional metal handicraft from Bidar, a city in India. Nowadays Bidar-ware – is not only a tradition, but also one of the crafts embodying this enigmatic country. The thing is that these products are made in only one place in India, in Bidar. The current Bidar – a mediocre Asian town with narrow streets and houses of one or two floors of mud brick. People just sleep in these houses, and only in the rainy season and during the cooler months. The rest of the time they spend in the crowded streets, doing housework, trading or just chatting with a neighbor at a cup of tea.
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Painting on natural stone by Anna Taleyeva

Painting on natural stone by Anna Taleyeva

Rowan evening pendant. Lacquer miniature painting on natural stone by Anna Taleyeva

Painting on natural stone by Anna Taleyeva
Moscow based artist Anna Taleyeva is not just an excellent master and mega professional, she is a pure-hearted woman. She paints beautiful and delicate images on a natural stones, considering all the smallest nuances and details. With each new miniature Anna shows that there is no limit to perfection. Unfortunately the photo does not convey the beauty, for example, we can not see that all the images are in three-dimensional format, due to the transparency of pebble (its internal veins and veins), cuts of semi-precious stones, such as agate, and with the use of a small gilt image appears three-dimensional – very impressive. The art work of ethereal paintings on stones is a high quality jewelry.
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Dali by other artists

Dali by other artists. Dali on the Rocky Steps

Portrait of Dali on the Rocky Steps. Dali by other artists

Dali by other artists
Noteworthy, prominent Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali has become the real inspiration for other artists. And his works still influence generations of artists, sculptors, illustrators, designers, and photographers. So it was, is and will be. For example, this staircase decorated with an iconic image of Salvador Dali decorates the way to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. By the way, the Dali on the Rocky Steps installation appeared ten years ago for the Salvador Dali art exhibition.
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Ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Beautiful hand made teapot, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze

Beautiful hand made teapot, carved and painted with glaze and under-glaze. Artwork by ceramic artist Natalya Sots

Ceramic artist Natalya Sots
Schaumburg, Illinois based artist Natalya Sots is a real fairy, whose force is to revive inanimate objects, such as a conventional cookware. And for this, it is not necessary to possess magical powers or enter the cartoon “Beauty and the Beast,” where the cups, saucers and teapots were able to run, sing, talk and dance. Enough to be creatively minded artist in ceramics, whose skillful hands create works of art in which it is difficult to find the same cups, teapots, saucers … Natalya Sots ceramics are enjoyable to look at and fun. All of her work is in earthenware clay, both terracotta and white talc earthenware. The clay gets bisque fired to around 1900 F (cone 05-06), then glaze is applied and the pieces are fired again. All of her work is entirely hand made so even if there are similar pieces, there will be differences.
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